Scott Matuza Golf Academy

Scott Matuza Golf Academy

4.8 (12)
36 hires on
2 employees
10 years in business

About this pro

I am unlike the rest. I book lessons so I ensure all my students have the right amount of time with their coach. No messing around like some do. Always lessons on the grass unless course is stacked from weather asides that we play on the grass so why not have lessons on the grass too. 

I love watching my clients an friends a like improve at this game I have been playing since the early 80s. Especially when I go to friends of mine who play for a living events. Being a professional instructor gives you so much satisfaction to watch everyone improve no matter the experience. 

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Miami, FL 33125
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12 Reviews


  • Tarik K.

    What can I say, Scotty has been absolutely awesome! I have a lot of bad habits as far as my golf game is concerned and he's helped me beat absolutely every one of them. When I'm not practicing with him, he recommends all types of awesome at home drills, sends me videos and specific habits i need to focus on. I've recommend him to all my friends and would confidently recommend him to anyone reading this!

  • Amanda Maynardes

    He is AMAZING !

  • Patrick Savage

    Easy guys to learn from

  • Michael Torres

    Still taking lessons!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

My typical new client or student routine varies. I like to always go over the proper grip stance and set up. But after that I like to see physical limitations. Meaning I will put you through hell that first lesson. If I need to, I will break your swing down and rebuild it back up all in the same Session. What we try to do at Scott Matuza Golf is try to find something to relate to in your swing to Many of the analogies I will play off in my head and break it down for you in term that you understand and can deliver once I put the golf club back in your hands. That's why I say I am a tough swing coach. But I will almost guarantee improvement with our style of instruction. Between my assistant an I it's like getting two private swing coaches for the price of one.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Been playing this game for 38 years already.  Played colliegate golf at NCC & JWU having the pleasure of feeling what winning a National Title felt like.  After college I turned professional in 2005 and tried my luck on the mini tour circuit before realizing my talent and passion for instructing.  Since then I have created my own unique style of teaching.  I was know on the mini tours for my wedge game & short game so I boast those two things hugely amongst my clients.  The next is course management.  I feel with my set of skills and knowledge from past experinces I can help anyone. Especially with still having a bunker in my backyard for everyday practicing. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I include all the costs of practice balls for our Lessons. My regular price is 150.00 per lesson depending on what your exactly looking for. This is so people know I am serious on the value of my time w/ my clients..

All my multiple lesson series are spread out to fit your specific wants & needs to make sure your always improving. So we will always have options.

I really like to customize everything to each specific player.  As i said earlier I am a Touch, Feel & Tough coach, I just want you to improve an not waste your money, your time an my time.

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching and instructing top players because I was trying to become one.  My wake up call came back in 2008 season when I failed to make a cut after posting -10.  In that moment I knew I was a great player but just wasnt going to make it to the fulltime playing section.  So I took a step back an asked a lot of my close friends in the business, PGA Tour Pro buddies and took all that information then decided that being a short game coach & helping everyone at all levels get that same understanding that I have and that same passion for that game that was instilled in me long ago.  Well that is priceless in itself an I put all my eggs in one basket to go after it.  

What types of students have you worked with?

I instruct every type of player.  The better of player the harder coach I will become.  I demand improvement or I have multiple collegues out there that would love to steal your money an not show you anything like they do.  My players range from Senior Tour, PGA Tour, Web, a little more on the multiple Mini Tours with a few college an High School players. Then I really love to teach all my clients learning the game from the start since there are so many ways to get them to learn since I still work with the top level pros in our industry.
I love the multiple levels of players since I play with a couple current tour players when they're in town. Everyone loves when the TUZ gets going on there short game issues. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

As well as owning my golf academy I am also a PGA TOUR REP for Garsen Golf Putter Grips.  We have Stenson, Finau to name a couple on our team.  I am also a PLAYERS STAFF REPRESENTATIVE for the WILSON GOLF COMPANY as well as a couple others. It's amazing being around these top players an maintaining a relationship with other pros & reps. This keeps you an your game in check esp when you promote that scoring area game the most. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

What are they looking to get out of private or group lessons with a swing coach. What are their personal goals. And be honest with your goals and expectations. I always tell my clients I can tell If they're practicing or not. Reason being most Pros won't tell you this. I for one don't sugar coat anything which is good an bad. But most good coaches can teach one thing 10 different ways. The key to a good coach is watching your improvements. And making sure your always improving cause if not again your wasting your time & money. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

You want to see what area or areas of your game must improve. Then I for one being your coach will look at your entire game from the ground up as well to see what needs the most work.
I prefer to work your Short Game (Putting, Chipping, then Sandplay first) then we can work that FEEL during those classes. From there I would want to ask your coach about your full swing. Since your FEEL & SHORT GAME are the most important areas to concentrate on. Think about it: if you hit the long ball but have no control or say you do, when you get into the scoring area of your game with the Irons & Wedges this is where you need to preform in order to shoot lower scores. Your coach doesn't hit it that long but inside 160yds you don't stand a chance. ESP on the greens with the Garsen Golf technology. It's completely different once you feel what I feel. That's what I think everyone should be working on. Look at the top 10 on any tour. Then ask me a question cause 90% of them have exceptional FEEL & SHORT GAMES an are solid with that 7iron to the putter.  

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